10 English and French Words Arabs Use Daily

10 English and French Words Arabs Use Daily

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Notes of Video “Words that you can use in English or French”. 

In daily conversations, many Arabic speakers often use English or French words to sound more fluent and modern. This blending of languages, called code-switching, is especially common among the younger generation and in urban areas. Here are ten examples of such words frequently used instead of their Arabic counterparts. Understanding these can help you sound more like a native speaker. Let’s explore these words and their context in everyday Arabic. Incorporating these foreign terms into your speech can enhance communication and make interactions smoother.

Phonetic Script:  

3inde telmiz na7feh w moser yo7faz kil kelmeh bil 3arabe. W seret ayletlo alef marah mish kil kilmeh bil 3arabeh lezim titarjam. Khastan iza badak te7ke mitel el-natives. 

Masalan: 

  1. Asenseur mish mis3ad
  2. Escalator mish daraj kahroba2e 
  3. Computer mish 7asoub 
  4. Credit card mish bita2et e2timen 
  5. Cellulaire mish jawal 
  6. Package mish tared 
  7. Autostrade mish tare2 el-sari3 
  8. Rond point mish douwwar
  9. Bus mish hafilah 
  10. Gateaux mish kaleb el-halwah 

Arabic script: 

عندي تلميذ نهفة ومصر يحفظ كل كلمة بالعربي. و صرت أيلتلو ألف مرة مش كل كلمة بالعربي لازم تترجم. خاصةً إذا بدك تحكي متل natives. 

مثلاً

  1. أسونسير مش مصعد
  2. أسكيلتر مش درج الكهربائي. 
  3. الكمبيوتر مش الحاسوب. 
  4. الكريدت كارد مش بطاقة إئتمان. 
  5. السلولار مش جوال. 
  6. الباكيج مش الطرد. 
  7. اوتستراد مش طريق السريع. 
  8. الرنبوان مش الدوار. 
  9. الباص مش الحافلة. 
  10. و الغاتو مش قالب الحلوة. 

English Translation: 

I have a very funny student who tends to memorize every word in Arabic and I have told him a million times that not every word in Arabic needs to be translated, especially if you want to sound like the natives.  

Example: 

  1. Asenseur not mis3ad
  2. Escalator not daraj kahroba2e 
  3. Computer not 7asoub 
  4. Credit card not bita2et e2timen 
  5. Cellulaire not jawal 
  6. Package not tared 
  7. Autostrade not tare2 el-sari3 
  8. Rond point not douwwar
  9. Bus not hafilah 
  10. Gateaux not kaleb el-halwah 

 

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Certified face yoga instructor, Chloe Hourani known on Instagram as @faceyogawithchloe  discusses in this episode everything you need to know about face yoga. 

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Vocabulary:

1. Ma3rofeh/ معروفة: Known 

2. Raqisah Mo7tarifah/ راقصة محتريفة: Professional dancer

3. Rbe7it/ ربحت: I won 

4. Nitmaran/ نتمرن: We practice 

5. Jildeh/ جلدة: Skin

6. Taja3id/ تجاعيد: Wrinkles 

7. Smom/ سموم: Extra fluids/ toxins 

8. Intiqadet/ انتقادات: Critics 

9. Bida7ko/ بضحكو: Funny

10. Ktashafta/ كتشفتا: Discovered it 

11. Yit2abala/ يتقبلا: Accept it 

12. Nateyej/ نتايج: Results 

13. 3adalet/ عضلات: Muscles 

14. Lsen/ لسان: Tongue 

15. Mortabet/ مرتبط: Connected, attached 

16. Qorod/ قروض: Loans 

17. Jesemna/ جسمنا: Our body 

18. 3yone/ عيوني: My eyes

19. Mekhtelef/ مختلف: Different 

20. Tanafos/ تنفس: Breathing

 

Episode 23: University for Seniors

10 years ago, the American University of Beirut launched a very unique program that remains unique in the Middle East- University for Seniors. Today’s seniorswant to remain intellectually challenged and socially engaged, actively contributing to their community. Our seniors are accomplished, energetic, sociable, and generous. They have valuable life and professional experiences to share.

Amani Zaidan who is the program coordinator at UFS chats about UFS and its benefits.  

Make sure to check below our top 20 picks vocabulary from this episode. 

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Vocabulary: 

1. Khamseen/ خمسين: Fifty 

2. Shareq El-Awsat/ شرق الأوسط: Middle East

3. Ahdef/ أهداف: Goals

4. N7areb/ نحارب: We fight

5. Shay-khokhah/ شيخوخة: Aging 

6. So7iyeh/ صحية: Healthy

7. Salimeh/ سليمة: Peacefully 

8. Momakanin/ ممكنين: Empowering

9. Qadirean/ قادرين: Capable 

10. Fe3elin/ فعالين: Active 

11. Lejneh/ لجنة: Committee

12. Ara2/ أراء: Opinions 

13. Temyeez/ تمييز: Discrimination 

14. Mo7adarat/ محاضرات: Lectures

15. Mabade2/ مبادئ: Principles 

16. Iqtisad/ إقتصاد: Economics 

17. Tarikh/ تاريخ: History 

18. Mwazaf/ موظف: Employee

19. Sot/ صوت: Voice 

20. Takalifna/ تكليفنا : Our expenses 

 

Episode 22: My Blindness is a Blessing

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In this episode we discussed the right terms to use for people with disability in Arabic, a run down of her day, her struggles, and her dreams.

Below are our top 20 vocabulary picks. 

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Vocabulary:

1. Jam3iyeh/ جمعية: Organization 

2. Damej/ دمج: Merge/ integrate 

3. I3aqah/ إعاقة: Disability 

4. Kaf Basar/ كف بصر: Blindness

5. Thowet 7ajet khasah/ ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة: People with special needs. 

6. Bitzel/ بتزل: Degrades 

7. Mojtama3/ مجتمع: Society 

8. Nazrah/ نظرة: Vision 

9. Na2es/ نقص: Less than or missing something 

10. Marad/ مرض: Sickness 

11. 3dame/ عظامي: My bones

12. Sob7an Allah/ سبحان الله: A phrase said to recognize what God gives or makes. 

13. 7ajer al-manzele/ الحجر المنزلي: Quarantine 

14. 7okomeh/ حكومي: Government 

15. Saley/ صلي: I pray

16. Tabi3iyen/ طبيعياً: Naturally/ normally 

17. Awled/ أولاد: Kids 

18. Jeme3/ جامع: Mosque 

19. 3arbashet/ عربشت: I climbed 

20. Za7latet/ ذحلتط: I slided

 

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Episode 21: Interview with Mark Hachem

Welcome to the 1st episode of Levantine Arabic, made easier season 2.

In this episode I interview Mark Hachem, we spoke about his video that went viral, how did he start, and what are his coming plans. 

Below are some vocabularies that we used throughout the episode. 

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Vocabularies: 

1. Nas/ ناس: People

2. Netefe2/ نتفق: We agree

3. Dayfe/ ضيفي: My guest 

4. Mod7ek/ مضحك: Funny

5. El-hay2ah/ الحيقة: Seems/ apparently 

6. Bil nesbeh ele/ بالنسبة لإلي: According to me 

7. Faja2ne/ فاجأني: Surprised me 

8. Ta2aleed/ تقليد: Customs/ traditions 

9. Sh-hadeh/ شهادة: Degree/ certificate 

10. Da3em/ دعم: Support 

11. Ro7 el-nekteh/ روح النكتة: Sense of humor 

12. Hadaf/ هدف: Goal

13. By-ze3-jak/ بيزعجك: Bother you (masculine)

14. Fatesh/ فتش: Search/ look for 

15. Feel/ جيل: Generation

16. Zawej el-madaneh/ زاوج المدني: Civil marriage 

17. Erbeh/ قربة: Closeness

18. Karameh/ كرامة: Generosity 

19. Emet el-3ayleh/ قيمة العيلة: Family value 

20. Twafa2et/ توفقت: Got lucky/ worked out

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